Committee Decisions

35 COM 8D

Clarifications of property boundaries and areas by States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/8D,

2.   Recalling Decision 34 COM 8D, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3.   Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties when the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear;

4.   Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List;

5.   Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the following States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the Annex of Document WHC-11/35.COM/8D:

- Algeria: Timgad;

- Australia: Kakadu National Park;

- Czech Republic: Historic Centre of Český Krumlov; Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec;

- France: Amiens Cathedral; Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims; Bourges Cathedral; Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge; Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne; Historic Site of Lyons;

- Georgia: Upper Svaneti;

- Italy: Rock Drawings in Valcamonica; Historic Centre of Naples; Villa Romana del Casale;

- Madagascar: Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve;

- Russian Federation: Volcanoes of Kamchatka;

- Spain: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada; Burgos Cathedral;

- Syrian Arab Republic: Ancient City of Damascus;

- Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; Rwenzori Mountains National Park;

6.   Requests the European, Arab and African States Parties, which have not yet answered the questions raised in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory, to provide all clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 December 2011 at the latest.